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Top 10 most popular raised garden beds

Community Manager
Community Manager



A raised garden bed can help improve the quality and quantity of home-grown fruit and vegetables.


It can be easier to keep weeds at bay, easier to ensure optimal growing conditions, and easier to water your plants. A raised bed can also look terrific, yet be surprisingly easy to make.


We hope you are inspired by what clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community members have built. Please let us know if you need a hand building your own: we have many members happy to share their experience and knowledge.


Here’s our top 10 most popular raised garden beds on Workshop by pageviews:


Raised garden bed using cypress and corrigated ironRaised garden bed using cypress and corrigated iron

1. Raised garden bed using cypress and corrigated iron by @moshiach77 


Utilising cypress, hardwood sleepers, recycled pallet timber and corrigated iron pallet timber, this fantastic looking raised bed has inspired many community members to build their own. 


2. Raised vegie garden boxes made from fence palings by @Poppop


Made as a Christmas present and now residing on either side of a front door, these fantastic boxes are made from treated pine fence palings coated with linseed oil.


3. Raised vegie garden by @bruceprince


These large and sturdy raised beds constructed with timber sleepers have inspired Workshop members and visitors alike. Bunnings has full instructions for building similar garden beds.


Boxes made using treated pine fence palingsBoxes made using treated pine fence palings

4. Garden bed front fence by @timjeffries


This brilliant project not only provides Tim the security of knowing his kids can’t easily run onto the road, but also provides space to grow food and build connections with neighbours.  “I think they’re functional, beautiful and build a bridge between our house and the street,” says Tim.


5. Planter boxes by @LePallet 


Passionate woodworker Rylie built these eye-catching 2.5m x 2m planter boxes to fit over an existing garden bed. 


6. Tall man raised garden bed for vegetables by @mdstorrs 


Workshop member @mdstorrs had never worked with large pieces of timber before, but these striking "tall man" boxes have won plenty of admirers. 


Timber sleepers are commonly used for raised garden bedsTimber sleepers are commonly used for raised garden beds

7. Vertical garden with built-in watering system by @kel 


Another fantastic example of using a vertical garden to transform a fence. Workshop member Judy used sleepers for the frame and rough sawn treated pine for the flower boxes before adding a watering system. 


8. Raised garden beds by @John44


Workshop member John cleverly turned a fence into a wonderful backyard feature by incorporating raised garden beds into the design. He even considered seating to provide an even more welcoming environment for all to enjoy.


9. Raised garden beds by @TheSaltyreefer 


Built using Microshade Sleepers and incorporating shadecloth and automatic watering, these fantastic beds were filled using the Hugelkultur layering principle. 

Kel's stunning vertical gardenKel's stunning vertical garden


10. Planter boxes from a pallet by @lcantem


Workshop member Lester wasn’t sure how to convert pallets into a planter box, but with some helpful advice he soon created a wonderful planter box lined with recycled laserlite sheets.  



More inspiration for your garden


Other inspiring raised garden bed projects from the Bunnings Workshop community include:




Pallet wood was finished with a home-made stainPallet wood was finished with a home-made stain






Pancho's vegie gardenPancho's vegie garden





Step-by-step advice for your raised garden bed project


Adam's design includes an optional seat to help you relax.Adam's design includes an optional seat to help you relax.

Don't miss @Adam_W's comprehensive step-by-step guide to building a raised garden bed. You can adjust the design in size and height to suit your needs. It even includes an optional seat for when you want to take a break and enjoy the garden.   


For beginners, Adam has also shared a step-by-step guide to building a really easy and simple raised bed, while @MitchellMc shared how to build a raised garden bed using pallets


Once you have built your new bed, check out How to fill a raised garden bed by Bunnings Workshop community horticulturalist @Noelle


Need more advice? Feel free to join in the discussion and share your project with the Bunnings Workshop community today. We're here to help. 



Last updated: October 2020

3 Replies
Community Manager
Community Manager

It's been wonderful to update this most popular Top 10 list. Congratulations to all those Bunnings Workshop community members that have their projects featured. You should be very proud as the standard of raised garden beds shared by the community is very high.


If you need help with your garden project, please don't hesitate to hit the Start a discussion button and let us know how we can assist.




Budding Browser

I'm in my 70s and I think a raised garden beds will be better for me. I'm putting it on an existing vegetable garden. 

It will take me awhile to get it done, I appreciate some of the hints

my garden is a colourbond from Bunnings 

Thank you.    My name is Michele 

Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Lovely to have you join the Bunnings Workshop community Michele @MicheleJu9061 and it's wonderful to hear that you've found inspiration for your own garden through these projects.

As @Noelle says in her guide about How to fill a raised garden bed, building a raised garden bed is a terrific D.I.Y. project (see @Adam_W's step-by-step guide about How to build a simple raised garden bed) or you can buy flat-pack kits or pre-assembled boxes. Either way, we're here to offer ideas and support along the way so feel free to reach out to the community at any time to ask questions and update us on your progress.


What are you planning on growing in your raised garden beds?




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